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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

NEWS

MEET THE PRESIDENT:

Meet President Koob on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. All Professional & Scientific and Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel are invited. The 2005 Regent's Staff Excellence Award Receipients will be recognized. Bring your lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided. Call Dana Foster for more information at 3-5859. http://www.uni.edu/ps_council

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION TASK FORCE:

The Campus Conversation core task forces and sub-committees will convene for the first time in September and early October. Membership of each core committee has been kept relatively small. However, in order to bring everyone into the process, at some point during this fall semester, each committee chair has been charged with seeking input from all those who expressed an interest in a particular committee. Everyone is welcome to contact a committee chair at any time and share their ideas. Visit http://www.uni.edu/conversation/committees.shtml for a complete listing of core committee members and chairs.

 

U.S. MAIL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Effective immediately, the U.S. Postal Service is not accepting any standard mail (letters and flats) or periodicals mail from any source addressed for delivery within the following three-digit ZIP code ranges: Mississippi -- 369, 393, 394, 395, 396; Louisiana -- 700, 701, 704. Service updates are at http://www.usps.com, click on "Service Updates," Hurricane Katrina. First-class mail will continue, however delays will occur.

 

MATERIALS INNOVATION SERVICE:

RRTTC Materials Testing Service is now Materials Innovation Service (MIS). MIS assists businesses in developing products containing recycled content and with re-engineering manufacturing processes to reduce waste. MIS provides a link between UNI and industry in the development of recycled content alternatives to mainstream materials. Contact Jeff Rose, for more information at 3-7499, or jeff.rose@uni.edu

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Events Coordination launched UNI's "Lifelong University," this fall. Lifelong University is a public service program for local citizens interested in taking non-credit courses. UNI offered five courses this fall and all courses are taught by UNI volunteer instructors. All courses are full; some with waiting lists. Faculty and staff interested in teaching a workshop or course in the spring should contact Stacey Christensen for further information, 3-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu For more information about UNI's Lifelong University, visit http://www.uni.edu/llu

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

UNI will host its first-annual Purple Pride Day on Friday, Oct 14. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, are encouraged to show their Panther pride by wearing UNI purple apparel to help kickoff this year’s Homecoming weekend. Wear your UNI purple and take group photos showcasing your Panther pride. Send photos to University Marketing & Public Relations, or via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu. Please include a short caption with the photo that explains who is in the picture and when and where it was taken.

 

NEW HOURS FOR CME:

The CME has extended its hours until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Center offers a luxurious study lounge with tables, leather couches and chairs, more than 800 multicultural resources available for check-out, a fully equipped computer lab, and on-going cultural artifact exhibits. All are welcome, so come and diversify your studying experience at UNI. For more on the CME visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
UNI ALUMNI RELATIONS AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MOVING:

The UNI Alumni Relations and Alumni Association offices moved to 1012 West 23rd St. Telephone, fax and mail codes remain the same.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

ARC OF CEDAR VALLEY BUDDY WALK:

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the ARC of Cedar Valley Buddy Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Center, Waterloo. Shifts are flexible. Help with directing people and assist with incoming and outgoing traffic and overall event management. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

GEAR UP:

This program is dedicated to preparing students for college. Volunteers are needed to tutor students and chaperone field trips at Logan Middle School, East High School and Expo High School in Waterloo. Scheduling is flexible. Contact volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

TOBACCO EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY:

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with school programs, writing news releases, meeting with elected officials, compiling data, providing event support and more. Scheduling is flexible. Contact volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a conference, "Commercializing Creative Endeavors" on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CME. The conference will showcase UNI faculty and staff who have or who wish to disseminate the fruits of their scholarly work through a commercial venture. Lou Honary will deliver the keynote address, "Greasing the Skids: How Promising Research Can Lead to Innovation and Enterprise," at 9 a.m. Two panel discussions will help members of the UNI community learn about services available on campus. Twenty-four UNI projects will be exhibited during a buffet lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free and begins at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 7, at the CME. For further information call 3-3217.

 
ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING WORKSHOP:

Participants will experience the student point of view of online learning while learning about and discussing online teaching with colleagues during this two-week workshop hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. The workshop will be conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT with no face-to-face meetings. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm

 

FAST TRAC:

The UNI Regional Business Center will offer Fast Trac®, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, beginning Saturday, Oct 1. This eight week comprehensive course will allow participants to create a business plan while connecting into the entrepreneurial network available within the Cedar Valley. The classes are Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the UNI RBC, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. The fee is $199 per business and includes materials. Fast Trac® is open to UNI faculty and staff. To register, call 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org Students interested in entrepreneurship should contact the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-7350.

 

SMALL BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING:

Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required by calling 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. For more information visit: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE:

WRS fitness classes are open to all UNI employees. Pay as little as $2.95 a week for a 16-week class. Become a fitness-class member without paying a facility membership fee. Check out Hydro-Fit, circuit weights, strength and toning classes and Saturday-morning 75-minute aerobics. For more information, contact Dana Foster at 3-5859 or e-mail dana.foster@uni.edu

 
CO-REC SOCCER OPEN TOURNAMENT:

11-on-11 open co-rec soccer tournament for students, faculty and staff.
Entry forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of Oct. 3. Entry Fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Team entry is due by 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5 in WRC Room 101. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Games will be played on Sunday, Oct. 9, West-campus fields, starting at 1 p.m.

 
MINI PIZZAS AT PREXY'S:

Create your own individual pizza at Avanti. Bakes in just 5 minutes. Available every day after 2 p.m.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES :

Vacancies at the P&S level include advisor/northern iowan. To view the complete job descriptions, visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 
IOMEGA JAZ DRIVE DISKS:

Used Iomega Jaz disks, 1GB, formatted, are available for free for UNI departmental use only. Contact brenda.jordan@uni.edu or call 3-2801.

 
MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes from the Sept. 15 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

 

PERFORMING ARTS

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will host the 24th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Special guest, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, will perform with the UNI Jazz Band One. For tickets call GBPAC box office, 273-7469, or visit: http://www.tickets.uni.edu (click on School of Music).

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Anne Feeney from Pittsburgh, Pa. will perform on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, The W-CF Symphony will be joined by UNI School of Music faculty members Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor on Mozart's rarely-heard double piano concerto. The 7:30 p.m. concert at the GBPAC also will feature works by Bartok and Wagner. Tickets at 273-SHOW or visit: http://wcfsymphony.org

 

EVENTS

SUPREME COURT Q & A:

The Daniel Webster Law Society and the Political Science Department are sponsoring a panel discussion on "Nomination, Confirmation and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court." Donna Hoffman and Scott Peters, political science; and John Johnson, history; will discuss issues surrounding recent court vacancies and will take questions. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m., SAB Room 102.

 
KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

T-shirts and a variety of other items will be on sale by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society in the SEC second-floor lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE:

Students for Social Justice will show the critical (and funny) portrait of McDonald's restaurants, "Supersize Me," Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Sabin Room 102. A panel discussion will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@uni.edu

 

INTELLIGENT DESIGN SPEAKER:

The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Honor Society, presents Guillermo Gonzalez, Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and assistant professor of Astronomy at Iowa State University, speaking on Intelligent Design (ID). He will review the leading ideas proposed by ID theorists and explain why they believe ID is properly a branch of science. He will end with a brief description of the evidence for design which he presented in his book "The Privileged Planet." Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. in MSH, Lantz Auditorium.

 

FALL PLANT SALE:

The Biology Botanical Center will host a fall plant sale on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north entrance lobby of the UNI Biology Botanical Center. An assortment of annuals, perennials, fall bulbs, and miscellaneous house plants will all be priced under $5.

 
LEARN ABOUT NEPAL AND HIMALAYAS:

Join UNI Outdoors as they take you to the heart of the Mt. Everest region. You will hear fascinating stories and see breathtaking slides while learning about Nepal, its culture, the people, and the Gokyo Range, Thursday, Sept. 29, at
6 p.m. in WRC 174.

 
THURSDAZE SEPT. 29 MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's show is the blockbuster "Batman Begins." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 
EARTH SCIENCE TALK:

Larry Smith, a consulting geophysicist from Anchorage, Alaska, will present "The Role of Reflection Seismology in Petroleum Exploration of Interior Basins of Alaska" on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., Latham Hall Room 125. Open to all.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Thursday, Sept. 29, Pack the Park Night - women's soccer vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 1, women's swimming intersquad meet at 8 a.m. in the WRC.

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 1, women's tennis @ MVC Individual Championships at Springfield, Mo.

 

EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS:

From 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1, the University Museum will host elementary-age children exploring our intricate natural world. There will be a variety of activities, many hands-on. Fee includes supplies, snacks, presenters and A-Z Institute T-shirt. Register by Sept. 27. $15 for Friends and members; $17 for non-members.

 
NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR:

The American Solar Energy Society's 10th Annual National Solar Tour will take place at the CEEE from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Tour takers will see Iowa's first "green" building and the new 900-watt photovoltaic installation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Renae Assmann at 3-3850 or e-mail ceee-pr@uni.edu

 

CROW FORUM :

Monday, Oct. 3, Christopher Mullins, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, will present "Negotiating the Streets: Women, Power and Resistance in Street-life Social Networks" in Maucker Union, South Room, at noon. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. The informal presentation and discussion is open to all.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" showcases faculty on a lecture topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. Jerry Soneson, philosophy and religion, will present "A Life Worth Living: The Enduring Value of a Good Education" Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

VOLUNTEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Kids Cafe are seeking an Education Coordinator for its after-school feeding program that provides meals to youth under the age of 18. Mentoring, leadership, and character-building also are provided. Coordinator will plan and implement activities; 15-20 hours per week and one semester commitment are required and scheduling is flexible. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT SURVEY:

Speak up on how computer fees are spent. Rod Library will run its annual survey of student computing interests through Sunday, Oct. 2. The survey is online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN ARICA, CHILE:

The city of everlasting spring Arica, Chile, encourages you to take this opportunity to enjoy its wonderful culture and variety of landscapes, all while earning UNI credit. Attend an informational meeting on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in Maucker Union, University Room North.

 

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